Echo International Aid. was founded in 2014 by a group of young friends from Melbourne, who’s travels through South East Asia bought them to the Sangkhlaburi District in North West Thailand. There they discovered a vast population of displaced people from nearby Burma, with little or no rights in Thailand and no support services.
Despite widespread poverty, lack of child education, social and political issues, the people were caring and possessed such a generosity of spirt that these young Australians were inspired to want to give something back.
The organisation has since grown into a registered Australian charity, hosting regular fundraising events and appeals. Run entirely by volunteers, the team at Echo International Aid. are now directly funding efforts to assist individuals and communities all over the world.Our Projects
Echo International Aid is a registered Australian charity who strive to create opportunity and self-sustainability for disadvantaged people and protect them from human rights abuse. We also are involved in building and reconstruction work in areas recovering from war and natural disasters. We are passionate about raising awareness and getting people involved on a grassroots level. We are completely staffed by volunteers who cover our admin costs themselves so 100% of everything we raise can go to the projects and people we support.
Jeremi founded Echo International Aid in 2014 after living and working with Kid Launch in remote jungle villages on the Thai Burma border.
Katharine is an RMIT Design Graduate whose work in 2015 involved designing for disaster relief with Shelter Cluster in Nepal.
Ryan is co-founder of Echo and has visited and worked with Kid Launch in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand since 2013.
Fred is a Digital Marketing expert who has been involved with Echo since 2011. He first visited the region in 2016 and documented his experience on Snapchat.
Mike’s managerial background helps keep operations running in Australia. He visited the region with the Echo team in 2015.
Emma is a former editor who is now studying to be a teacher. She teaches voluntarily at EDUC school in Kathmandu and is project leader for funding their new school building.
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